So in regards to the issue with the fill cap/breather cap, the TSB said this is an issue with all 2016-2018 Fit's, Civic's and HRVs.I don't understand! Why ruin a perfectly good subcompact SUV with a faulty CVT? This can't be! I need a percent of cvt failures vs no problems.
You can file vehicle safety complaints here - File a Vehicle Safety Complaint | Safercar.gov | NHTSAHi no I’m not driving it I had it towed to Tracy Honda because it broke down on the freeway and that’s Where I found out there were shavings in the transmission and a year in a half later shavings in the transmission again Honda told me I exceeded the miles not the warranty and if they would of told me this could happen again I would of traded it in.
Sorry to hear you were treated this way. I don't think it's fair that Honda corporate denied to help after you had documentation that the dealer did not recommend the fluid change.I own a 2016 Honda HRV which has been lightly driven and routinely maintained. I really enjoyed the car until a complete transmission failure at 74,000 miles. Unfortunately, the warranty ended at 60,000 miles and I appealed to American Honda for assistance.
The consistent theme and reasoning for the failure, from both American Honda and two Honda dealerships is that the transmission fluid should have been changed every 30,000 miles. Interestingly, this guidance is not in the Owner's Manual, there was not any maintenance reminder that appeared after 30,000, or 60,000 miles. Additionally, I have documentation that after 30,000 miles, a Honda dealership checked the transmission fluid and a fluid change was not recommended.
American Honda has denied assistance and has cited "lack of maintenance" for the reason. This transmission failure has been an education to me on the CVT and its potential problems. I've had a used transmission installed at a cost of $4,000. I'm happy the car is running again, but am very concerned this car will be one I can keep for 100,000 miles or more, as has been my experience with Honda products in the past.
Sorry to hear you were treated this way. I don't think it's fair that Honda corporate denied to help after you had documentation that the dealer did not recommend the fluid change.
The service advisor was laughing when I had asked them to change the fluid at 30,000miles. I had to push to get it done which was very unusual considering that most of these service advisors are commission based.
I wouldn't worry too much about the used transmission. They are plenty of us on this forum with high mileage transmissions. Just have to be on the ball with fluid changes .
Lately, I've been changing the fluid every 20,000km (12500miles) and I'm at 113,000km (70000miles) without any issues.
Here's a sticker from a Toyota Corolla with a CVT that was serviced in Japan. It says to change the fluid every two years or 20,000km - whichever comes first.
What do they know that we don't...